[3 Ways] How to Transfer iCloud Backup to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+

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Summary: Wondering how to transfer iCloud backup file to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus? After switching from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus, the previous files that have stored on iCloud are required to restore to new Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus. To complete the job, this article offers you 3 different ways to transfer iCloud backup to S9/S9+ for your reference.

Method 1. One Click to Transfer iCloud Backup to Galaxy S9/S9+ with iCloud to Samsung Data Transfer
Method 2. Transfer iCloud Contacts to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus Manually
Method 3. Restore iCloud Backup to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus via Smart Switch

This spring, Samsung has released its latest flagship - samsung Galaxy S9/S9+, which has been a stunning success from a wide range of revelations to the popularity of the event, to an unprecedented event. And focusing on the product side, Samsung S9/S9+ has achieved a comprehensive upgrade over the previous generation. With the more mature full curved surface screen technology, more reasonable position of fingerprint module, more powerful hardware performance, better imaging capabilities and more sophisticated business functions, all these have made Samsung S9/S9 Plus more attractive.

So are you planning to switch from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus as well? If so, you might need to transfer iCloud backup file to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus. Just read on to get the three solutions on transferring iCloud backup files to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus.

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Method 1. One Click to Transfer iCloud Backup to Galaxy S9/S9+ with iCloud to Samsung Data Transfer

Since iCloud only works for Apple devices like iPhone/iPad/iPod, it won't allow you to directly connect Android phone like Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ to transfer data between iCloud and Samsung. However, as long as you have the iCloud to Samsung Data Transfer - Samsung Data Transfer (Windows/Mac) program at hand, you can easily transfer everything you need from iCloud backup to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus with one click. The Samsung Data Transfer is a specially designed software to transfer data from one phone to another phone, even transfer files from iCloud, iTunes, OneDrive and more to another phone.

What iCloud to Samsung Data Transfer tool can do for you:

- Transfer photos, videos, music, contacts, text messages (SMS), calendars and more between iOS and Android devices.
- Backup and restore data on computer for your phone with 1 simple click.
- Be compatible with Apple, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Google, HUAWEI, Motorola, ZTE, Nokia and more smartphones and tablets.
- Supports to transfer iCloud to phone, iTunes to phone and OneDrive to phone.
- Erase your old phone completely with one click if you need.
- Easy-to-use. Takes only a few minutes to finish the transfer process.
- Works with almost all Samsung devices, including Samsung Galaxy S9+/S9/S8+/S8/S7/S6/S5/S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 8/Note 7/Note 6/Note 5/Note 4, Samsung J3/J3 Pro, Samsung Galaxy A9/A8/A7/A5 and etc.

Now, please download the powerful program on your Windows PC or Mac computer and start to transfer iCloud backup files to S9/S9+ effortlessly with the following guide.

[User Guide] Steps to Transfer iCloud Backup Files to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus:

Step 1. Launch the program and choose the related mode.

After installation, please run the iCloud to Samsung Data Transfer program on your computer and choose the mode called "Restore from Backup" in the main interface. Then you might see several restore options from the pop-up box, to restore iCloud backup to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus, please select "iCloud" option to move on.

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Step 2. Sign in to iCloud to access your iCloud backup files.

On the next screen, please enter your Apple ID and password to log into iCloud. Make sure you are signing to the iCloud account that you have backed up the iOS data you need. Then you will see a list of iCloud backup files on your iCloud account. Please select one that contains the files you need.

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Step 3. Select contents to transfer from iCloud to Samsung S9/S9 Plus with 1 click.

Now turn to the middle panel, please select the desired contents by checking the boxes next to the file types, such as photos, videos, music, contacts, messages and more. Then click "Start Transfer" button to starting transferring selected files from iCloud to Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus immediately.

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Before long, you might access and manage the transferred iCloud files on your Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus as you like.

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Method 2. Transfer iCloud Contacts to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus Manually

iPhone and Samsung devices are of different operating systems and they might be not directly compatible with each other, however, there is still a way to manually transfer contacts from iCloud to Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus, which is to create a vcf file to export from iCloud and then import them into your Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus. This should be a little troublesome and it needs some time as well.

Now, you can refer to the following steps to transfer contacts from iCloud to Samsung S9/S9+.

Step 1. Open the web browser on your computer and visit iCloud.com. Then please sign into your iCloud account with your Apple ID and password in order to access your iCloud contacts you have backed up.

Step 2. When you have entered your iCloud account, please click "Contacts" option and select "All Contacts" on the left top of the interface. Then you might see all the contacts you have backed up to iCloud on the interface.

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Step 3. Now, please select all contacts by pressing Ctrl+A on Windows PC or Command+A on Mac keyboard. After selecting all contacts, please click the Settings button (gear icon) in the lower left corner, and click "Export vCard" option from the pop-up window. This will transfer the .vcf file to your computer download folder right away.

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Step 4. Now please connect your Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ to computer via a USB cable in order to transfer the vcf file that you have loaded just now to your Samsung phone.

Step 5. Finally please open the file manager of your Samsung Galaxy S9 and import the contacts to your S9 or S9 Plus.

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Method 3. Restore iCloud Backup to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus via Smart Switch

The Smart Switch is an application designed by Samsung to transfer data between two mobiles phone. With it, you can transfer data from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus, or from iCloud backup to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus, including contacts, messages, photos, videos, music and more. To transfer files from iCloud backup to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+, please follow the steps as below to do it.

Step 1. On your iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7/7 Plus/6/5 or other iOS device, please create an iCloud backup file by going to "Settings" > "iCloud" > "Backup" > "Back Up Now". After completing the backing up process, please move to the next step. (See also: How to Sync Android to iCloud?)

Step 2. On both of your iPhone and Samsung S9, please download and install Smart Switch app from Play Store on your devices, and launch it on your phones.

Step 3. On your Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus, please follow the onscreen guide to choose "iOS device" option under "Select your old device" prompt, and tap "START" button.

Step 4. On the next screen, please select "IMPORT FROM iCloud" option and enter your iCloud account that contains the iCloud backup files you need, and tap "SIGN IN" option.

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Step 5. After that, please select the desired files you want to transfer from iCloud to S9/S9+ by checking the boxes next to the contents under Basic information section, such as Contacts, Calendar, Memo, App list, Call logs, Alarm, S Bookmarks, Wi-Fi and more. Finally, tap "IMPORT" button to export iCloud backup files to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus right away.

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That's it. Now you have 3 different solutions to transfer iCloud backup files to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus, please select one of them to help you out. Personally, I think the first method is more effective and the software in Method 1 contains more functions to manage data between two different mobile phones, even they have different operating system. In a word, you can have a try on it.

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